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Best: Ladies win comedy directing and writing
The writers' rooms in comedy television are still male-dominated (you saw the Best Variety Show nominees montage, right?) but it was all women who took home best writing and best directing for comedy. Tina Fey and young, rising writer Tracey Wigfield took home a statue for the finale episode of "30 Rock" and even managed to make the audience laugh with their acceptance speeches. "Modern Family" helmer Gail Mancuso is, notably, only the second woman ever to win the comedy directing honor. All those Lena Dunham noms feel a lot less like token when the field's more diverse.
- Katie Hasty